The draw results for Arizona were made public sometime today around 10 AM. Unfortunately, you have to call G&F for your results right now. They should be online sometime soon, though. The G&F phone lines have been busy all day, so I have no idea if I drew a tag yet.
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
This information was taken straight from B&C's website.
New Wyoming Record
March 25, 2009
Photos of this heavy horned pronghorn have been circulating under a heading "Monster WYO Antelope."
As it turns out, this buck is now tied for the Wyoming state record with an official B&C score of 91-2/8. It was taken by Michael Wheeler on 10/3/08 from Natrona County. The other record pronghorn was taken by Bill Boatman from Fremont County in 1988.
The largest base circumference (9-2/8) on record is from another Wyoming buck taken in 1966. Wheeler's buck has base measurements of 7-5/8, with 2nd quarters of 9-1/8 and 8-5/8. Horn length is 14-2/8 and 14-5/8.
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
The 2nd NM Combo Auction Tag was just sold at the Dallas, Texas RMEF Banquet last Saturday.
It sold for a measly $60,000!
Amazing. This tag brought in about 170K and 140K last year and even the 1st tag this year brought in 135K. On average that's about 60% off retail price! The prices of the most recent tags reflect the state of the economy pretty well and it reminds us that almost no one is exempt from feeling the heat.
The man who got this beautiful deal: Mike Gallo. I believe he will be hiring us again for the antelope portion of the tag. I can't wait to go scouting!
Mar 9, 2009
The antelope transplant in 19A that was supposed to happen has been canceled two years in a row now. It's my understanding that it was canceled both times due to weather problems. Hopefully we can get part of this herd moved before anymore houses are built and the population decreases further.
Mar 8, 2009
The first AZ auction tag sold at the AZDBSS Banquet last night for $21,000 to Bill Dunbar. Bill purchased this tag in 2007 as well and took an 89-inch (roughly) buck out of 19A with his guide Larry Heathington. I assume they'll be hunting together again this year.
It's interesting to note that this tag hasn't sold for a price this low since 2000 when one of the two tags was bought by Robert Petersen for $16,000. And before that you have to go back to 1997 when Robert Petersen bought one of the tags for $20,000.
We didn't attend the banquet but I imagine it had a lot of people scratching their heads!